Caterer David Bondarchuck and I have quite a few things in common. We were both married in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada; we both love Martha Stewart and have each been guests on her television show; and we both love chocolate! On a recent trip to New York City, David arranged to tour the facilities at Li-Lac Chocolates, an American firm that has been making chocolates in New York since 1923 - the oldest chocolate house in Manhattan. David's attraction to the establishment, aside from his interest in all kinds of food production and presentation, was given a healthy boost when he learned that Martha has been a client of theirs for many years. Li-Lac Chocolates is one of Martha's "American Made" honorees and their brand was featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine this past April. Other well-known clients include Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Isaac Mizrahi. I was pleased when David generously offered to take photographs of his tour of the facility for this blog. I hope you enjoy this journey through their production facility! Thank you, David, for taking the time to provide us with this inside look. (David Bondarchuck is a caterer in Denver, Colorado. Click here to visit his website and learn more about his services.)
If you are in Manhattan and would like to visit Li-Lac Chocolates click here for hours of operation and locations.